Tuesday's matchup between the Grizzlies and the Pelicans carries significant anticipation with Ja Morant's return following a lengthy 25-game suspension

However, the timing might pose a challenge for Memphis in their quest to make a substantial impact in the competitive Western Conference.

The Grizzlies find themselves in a challenging scenario, playing on the second night of a back-to-back after a decisive loss to the Thunder, marking their fifth consecutive defeat.

Notably, NBA odds position them as 7-point underdogs on the road against the Pelicans.

Conversely, the Pelicans have demonstrated an impressive rebound, securing four consecutive wins after a disappointing outing in the NBA Tournament semi-finals against the L.A. Lakers.

This shift in momentum creates an intriguing narrative for this upcoming clash.